As library professionals, we are trained to understand the critical role that metadata plays in the discoverability of information in a wide range of contexts. With a shorter list of tags, the Open Shelf editorial team now has a controlled vocabulary that will enable improved discoverability of the magazine content.
Sharing our professional knowledge and experience through writing is something we value collectively as a profession. We have found that being the editor (or editors) on a collaborative project is a meaningful way to contribute to the literature related to our work and research in addition to strengthening our professional skillset(s).
While many of us couldn’t join others in a formal university ceremony on Remembrance Day, first-hand accounts of war-time events (e.g., archival letters) can help us all “apprehend the complexities of the human condition” that are central to our collective memory.
Après une longue attente, la nouvelle Université de l’Ontario français (UOF) accueillera enfin sa première cohorte d’étudiant.es en septembre 2021. Malgré tout le travail accompli, il reste encore beaucoup à faire.
Staff at the University of Toronto Music Library have gone "back to blogging" and this form of outreach has proven to be a successful way to keep in touch with patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic.
After the first, frigid weeks (then months) of the quarantine had passed, Douglas Davey found himself missing his old world. It was in the midst of these doldrums that he exhumed a long-buried idea: converting his sketchy garage (or “car hole”) into a movie theatre.
If your interest in good-bad movies is piqued by the Car Hole Cinema summer season, then here's Douglas Davey's "Top 9" list of good-bad movies (but watch with discretion). Check out Troll 2, The Room, Catwoman, and more.
Our experience in designing and delivering a grey lit workshop tells us that grad students are eager to learn these skills and put them to use in either a face-to-face or a virtual classroom.
While Robert Burns laments plans gone wrong, we can celebrate a plan gone right. In late 2019, the Open Shelf editorial board finalized its first-ever strategic plan and, overall, the results in this first year are promising.
Quand l'hiver arrive enfin, c'est le meilleur moment de s'installer confortablement avec un bon livre et de lire ou même relire des livres dont les récits ont des intrigues mystérieuses!
Promoting Open Shelf over social media has become more important than ever. We've got a new approach to ensuring that your stories get noticed and read.
Open educational resources (OERs) can facilitate the creation of online tutorials and helpful resources—across sectors. And platforms like Pressbooks help create effective OERs.
In this third installment, we look at the CRAP test, a method for thinking critically about information and sources, and then use it to unpack Diane Francis’s within wider debates in Aboriginal law and Indigenous critical theory.